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Mar 9, 2013 7:00pm EST
was on this committee, and by the way, in the code of laws which i suppose it will be necessary for you to make, i desire you would remember the ladies, and be more generous and faithful to them than your ancestors, which is an old remarkable statement for a woman to have made in that era. "." >> based on the relationship that we see detailed in the led of letters, would vit been a surprising thing for her to say? >> no, i don't think so at all. as we go back to the kit chen table, i am sure that before he rode off to philadelphia, she filled his ear with a lot of ideas along the way. but john and his response notes that there are several groups of people servant, slaves, et cetera, are also moved during this time to think about their rights and their independence. >> what was her viewpoint on slavery? >> she was opposed to slavery. she had a servant, a black servant who, in fact, had ban slave of her father, and i think she woman had, a was the story. >> phoebe, did she have the right to be free after or continue as servant? i cannot remember. >> abigail cared for her for the rest of her life. >>
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Mar 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
life when her daughter-in-law lost a child and the daughter-in-law was at the time in st. petersburg, louisa katherine, abigail wrote to her. for the first time i've seen in the correspondence, maybe you've seen it, she made a reference to having lost a baby daughter. it was a closed topic. >> and the caller also wanted to know about the son who was an alcoholic and died of the disease. >> charles. people did not know about alcoholism in those days and it was considered sinful. it was not considered a disease. charles is throughout the correspondence treated as a person who was sensitive, from the earliest years he was sensitive. he went to europe with his father and john quincy in 1779, and he had to come back because he was homesick. and thereafter, every reference about him is that he was a sweet child, a very pleasant child. but also fragile and may have gotten into some trouble when he was in hartford. his life was irregular. >> you know from the correspondence between abigail and her sisters, for example, that they kind of kept an eye on him. because there was a problem. and it
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